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Notion That Liars Glance to the Right Debunked
Conventional wisdom hasِ it thatِ when people talk, theِ direction ofِ their eye movements reveals whetherِ orِ notِ they’re lying.
Researchers inِ the United Kingdom investigated theِ alleged correlation betweenِ eye direction andِ lying afterِ realizing itِ was beingِ taught inِ behavioral training courses, seminars andِ on theِ Web withoutِ theِ support ofِ a shred of scientific evidence.
The participants — allِ of whomِ wereِ right-handed, inِ case eye movements areِ reversed inِ lefties — wereِ equally likelyِ to glance upward andِ to theِ rightِ andِ upward andِ to theِ left, regardlessِ ofِ whether theyِ were lying orِ telling theِ truth.